3 things You Should Not Do To Your Starlink Dish

3 things You Should Not Do To Your Starlink Dish

Installation of Starlink dish has created a lot of buzz amongst tech enthusiasts. The idea of having high-speed internet access from anywhere in the world is indeed revolutionary. But as with any other tech, there are certain things that you should keep in mind to ensure the proper functioning and longevity of your dish.

In this article, we will discuss three things that you should avoid doing to your Starlink dish.


Manually adjusting the dish

Long before technology made its way into our homes, manually adjusting the dish for better signal reception was a common practice. However, with the Starlink dish, this is not recommended at all. The Starlink system is designed to constantly communicate with satellites and make adjustments automatically to maintain a stable connection. Manually adjusting the dish can disrupt this process and may even damage the delicate components inside. So, avoid the temptation of tinkering with your dish and let it do its job.

Cleaning the dish with abrasive materials

Since your dish is placed outside, it is bound to get dirty over time. Dust, bird droppings, and other debris can build upon the dish, and although the tech inside can withstand harsh weather conditions, it is not immune to abrasive materials. Make sure you use a soft cloth and gentle cleaning solution to wipe away any dirt from the dish during regular maintenance. Depending on the location of your dish and where you're living, you may need to frequently clean the dish to prevent signal interference.

Blocking the line of sight

Satellite internet works on the principle of line of sight, meaning for the dish to receive and transmit signals, there should be a clear path between it and the satellite. Any obstruction, such as trees or buildings can interfere with this line of sight and impact your connectivity.

One thing to keep in mind is that although the initial installation of your dish may have been done while keeping all the important factors in mind, changes to your surroundings are inevitable. Trees and branches grow overtime; heavy downpour during the rainy season can temporarily disrupt the line of sight. 

Do make it a point to regularly check and clear any obstructions around your dish. You can do this by accessing the app provided by Starlink, which can show you the current status of your dish and any potential obstructions you may encounter.

Gear Up for Uninterrupted Connectivity

SpaceTek is here to ensure your Starlink experience is seamless from start to finish. Whether you need professional installation services or top-quality accessories, we're the one-stop-shop for all your Starlink needs. Contact us today to learn more!

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